Halloween Safety Tips
Oct 26, 2021
As Halloween quickly approaches, it is a great time to think about Halloween safety. There are a few things to keep in mind as motorists or trick-or-treaters. Check out the tips below:
The CDC has deemed trick or treating safe this Halloween, but not without some considerations.
- Adults supervising children or those handing out candy should consider receiving the COVID 19 vaccination, if they have not done so already.
- Incorporate a mask and gloves into your costume.
- As always, practice proper hygiene.
For Trick-or -Treaters
- Utilize reflective tape or glow sticks after dark to remain visible to others.
- Bring a flash light to help you see where you are going.
- Test any makeup beforehand to be sure that it is not irritating to the skin and remove before going to sleep.
- Consider wearing makeup or wigs rather than a full, face mask. Masks that cover the eyes can reduce your vision. If you have a full mask, make sure you can see well!
- Do not use colored or decorative contacts without consulting your eye doctor.
- An adult should always accompany young children.
- Older children should partner up with a friend and make sure to review a route before going out.
- Remind children to never enter into a stranger’s home or car.
- If possible, stick to roads that are well lit.
- When crossing streets, remind children to look both ways and utilize crosswalks if available. If children have phones, instruct them to keep them down when crossing.
- Don’t snack on your treats before taking a look.
- Check food labels to be sure that it does not contain any allergens.
- Check treats to be sure that none are opened or contaminated.
- Consider snacking beforehand if you will be less tempted to sneak a treat while out.
- Keep phones and other distractions out of the way.
- Be extra cautious for children crossing the road or those who may dart into the streets.
- Watch children even if on the curb or sidewalk or on bikes.
- Follow speed limits.
National Safety Council. (2021). Simple steps for an extra safe Halloween. https://www.nsc.org/community-safety/safety-topics/seasonal-safety/autumn-safety/halloween